Two P-51 Mustangs flew overhead Saturday afternoon as family and friends of Bill Overstreet gathered for his memorial service in Roanoke.
Overstreet died Sunday at the age of 92.
He was a decorated veteran of World War II, who flew more than 100 missions over Europe as a member of the 357th Fighter Group. A native of Clifton Forge and a longtime resident of Roanoke, Overstreet earned many military decorations, including the French Legion of Honor.
He was best known for pursuing a German fighter through the arches of the Eiffel Tower during a dogfight over Paris in the spring of 1944.
Saturday afternoon, two P-51 Mustangs made a wide pass near Roanoke's Second Presbyterian Church, where Overstreet's memorial service was held. And then the two planes flew over Evergreen Burial Park, where Overstreet was buried earlier in the day.